A divorcing couple's state of residency can have a great deal of influence on the way property and debts are divided. Some states use the equitable distribution method of dividing assets and debt, but some use community property guidelines. Read on to find out more about how things work in community property states. Current Community Property States As of now, only nine states adhere strictly to community property guidelines with regard to divorce.
11 August 2020
Intellectual property protection attorneys are often asked about how companies can enforce trade secrets. There are several layers to the process so let's take a look at what they are and how they might apply to your circumstances. Applicable Laws Oddly enough, most trade secrets are not enforced at the federal level. This is different from how many other forms of IP, such as patents and trademarks, are protected. Most states use a variant of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
11 August 2020
Do you have a blended family? Increasingly common in modern America, a blended family consists of two individuals who each have children prior to the new marriage. They may or may not have additional children within the new marriage. Blended families face some unique challenges, including how to harmonize the new family as a unit and how to maintain both balance and fairness among all the kids. One unusual piece of the puzzle, too, is the little-understood challenge of estate planning in this situation.
14 July 2020
If you've recently been involved in a serious car accident, the accident has probably done more than just put a dent in your bumper. From medical expenses to insurance hassles to car repair quotes, maximizing the value of your claim can help you move past everything that can come with an auto accident. Here's some advice experienced car accident lawyers often give their clients. Medical Damages When clients are involved in an auto accident, often their natural inclination is to fix the most immediate and obvious damages they see or feel.
9 June 2020
Hurt drivers usually want to get their lives back to normal again – and who could blame them? If you've been injured in a car accident that was caused by a careless driver, you may be suffering from all kinds of issues. When you add up those issues, you may want to be paid and that is where many accident victims make their first mistake in dealing with their claim. Read on to find out more about how ending your case too soon could be a big mistake.
6 May 2020
When you own a home, you want to create a safe place for everyone in the home. However, you should also pay plenty of attention to the outside of your home to prevent yourself from being sued if someone gets injured on your property. It can be easier than you may realize to end up being found liable for someone else's injuries, even if you technically didn't do anything wrong. This is why you need to pay close attention to your property to make sure you have secured all possible risks to the best of your ability.
26 March 2020
The two main branches of bankruptcy for consumers are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. If you are leaning towards using Chapter 7, you should fully understand the effects this branch may have on your property. Evaluating the pros and cons of this branch before using it is always a smart move, and during this evaluation, you will learn how Chapter 7 affects the personal property you own. The Personal Property You Own
25 February 2020
Everybody knows that when you travel abroad you need a passport. What you may not know is that you may need other documents as well, and these documents may require additional documents as proof of authenticity. If you are a little nervous now after finding out that you may need more than a passport, the following information will help. Birth Certificates (Especially If You Are Traveling with Minors) Traveling to Canada used to be so easy.
22 January 2020
A divorce is a major decision to make. You may feel overwhelmed at the beginning, which is normal and expected. However, there are some important things you should think about that can better help you get ready for all that is to come. Before you move forward, you need to be certain you are sure of a few things, including the following: Should You Try Separation First? If you are new to the idea of divorce, you may want to consider a legal separation first.
26 December 2019
The charge of disorderly conduct is general. There is no hard and clear definition of what this means. If you are arrested for this charge, you should hire an attorney immediately. There is certainly no reason to plead guilty because it is often difficult to prove in court. The following are a few things you should understand when you are arrested for this. The consequences can be worse than you think
3 December 2019